Hip-Hop in Senegal Speaks for the People

Where Hip-Hop Brought Down a Government by BEN BARNIER

Moussa Lo, a.k.a Waterflow, is one of the Senegal’s most famous hip-hop artists. Even though he could have easily left his country and pursue a better career and life in Europe, he decided he would stay in Senegal and make his music there. When he was interviewed by ABC News in 2008, he explained that he considered Hip-Hop artists journalists for the  people. In a land where free speech is restricted, hip-hop have stepped up to speak for those who can’t, and it is important for him and other hip-hop artists to continue to push for change.


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